Chris Chibnall

BBCW strikes deal with SMGP to expand Doctor Who in China

BBC Worldwide today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leading Chinese media company Shanghai Media Group Pictures that will see expansion of the Doctor Who brand in China. Under the terms of the agreement, BBCW will work with SMG Pictures to increase the Doctor Who fan base in China, exploring opportunities as well as exchanging expertise. […]

Broadchurch writer replacing Moffat on Doctor Who

The BBC has confirmed that Steven Moffat will step down as lead writer and exec producer on popular sci-fi series Doctor Who, with Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall stepping into the role. The BBC said it was Moffat’s decision to step down after six seasons. During his run in charge of the show there have been […]

Fox to adapt ITV hit Broadchurch

US broadcast network Fox is planning a remake of ITV drama hit Broadchurch (pictured) to add its slate of limited run shows. The Kudos Film and Television-produced show has performed well in the UK, scoring 10.5 million – a 34.2% share – on its finale on April 15, prompting Fox to add it a slate that […]

Kudos strikes deal with Broadchurch producer

Shine-backed drama producer Kudos has inked a first-look deal with Imaginary Friends, the UK production company that has recently had huge success with ITV drama Broadchurch. Imaginary Friends is run by Chris Chibnall who wrote and exec-produced Broadchurch. Shine International distributes the serialised crime mystery, which generated massive ratings ITV1 with an average audience of […]